Four Icelandic book publishers in collaboration with the Eymundsson bookstores presented Landsbjörg, the Icelandic Search and Rescue Association (ICE-SAR), with a donation of ISK 1.5 million (USD 11,800, EUR 8,500) last week to replace the equipment left behind in Haiti.
The representatives of the four book publishers and the Eymundsson bookstores present ICE-SAR with the donation. Courtesy of ICE-SAR.
The money was collected with the sale of seven new monumental works in publishing from the four publishing houses, Forlagid, Uppheimar, Opna and Bjartur-Veröld, and Eymundsson pitched in by donating ten percent of the sale of children’s books while the charity initiative was taking place, a press release states.
The books are Sagan on the history of mankind and Ísland í aldanna rás 1700-1799 on Icelandic history from Forlagid, Veftir Ásgerdar Búadóttur on weaving and Paintings/Graphic Works about the art of Elías B. Halldórsson from Uppheimar, Myndlist í þrjátíu þúsund ár on visual art and Jöklar á Íslandi on glaciers from Opna, and the biography of the painter Svavar Gudnason from Bjartur-Veröld.
The Association of Icelandic Book Publishers is planning more initiatives like this in the coming weeks to support emergency relief in Haiti and has encouraged its European sister associations to do the same.
Click here to read more about Icelandic search and rescue efforts in Haiti.